Friday, May 29, 2015

May 29, 2015

Crestwood Secondary Schools (7-12)
Twitter: @Crestwood_HS
http://www.howard-winn.k12.ia.us/crestwood-junior-high 




   

Youth Frontiers - The Character Challenge


Fall 2015 and beyond... 
As the Secondary School transitions to a new principal, the efforts of teachers will carry on into the future.  Meaningful, thought-provoking, collaborative work has been undertaken which will be lasting during this transition.  Major emphasis during the upcoming year will still revolve around:
  • Competency Based Education
  • Student-Teacher Relationships
  • Connections to Business and Industry
A celebration of past successes and highlights of future work:
2014-2015
    • Summer of Listening/Listening Posts - COMPLETED
    • Early Out Wednesday Revised Schedule - COMPLETED
    • Trial Instruction Areas (PBL, Flipped, Exponential, etc) - COMPLETED
    • Student Led Conferences - COMPLETED
    • Credit Recovery Plans - COMPLETED
    • Grading Philosophies/Practices - COMPLETED
    • Writing Competencies/“I Can” Statements - NEARING COMPLETION
    • 21st Century Cadet Skills (Over arching Graduate Skills ) - COMPLETED
    • Develop Rubrics – AIW Format
      • End of Spring 2015 PD Day
2015-2016
    • Competency Recovery Plans
      • Students, teachers, and parents will work together to target areas of future growth to attain a specific skill.
    • Athletic Eligibility
      • Crestwood students will be held to a high standard of academic achievement while not being penalized for a different assessment system.
    • Homeroom each day
      • Committee of Teachers to Establish Curriculum
    • Completion of Competencies
    • Completion of Rubrics
    • Site Council
    • Restorative Justice
2016-2017
    • Competencies in Place
      • Grades 7/8 in 2016-2017
    • Different Reporting Method
      • Report Card and Transcripts
    • Grade Status
      • Defined as 2 years to complete JH competencies
      • Year 1,2,3,4 in HS  - 4 years to complete HS competencies
    • Advancing Upon Proficiency
      • Student who shows proficiency in course competencies before the halfway point of the course can enter a new course with teacher discretion.
      • Student who shows proficiency in course competencies beyond the halfway point of a course can not enter a new course or teacher discretion.
      • Student who shows proficiency in course competencies before the halfway point of the course can work on Competency Recovery Plans (CRP) from other courses.  Agreements should be made between teachers. 
Crestwood Secondary School has completed heavy work the past 4 years.  Through the collective and collaborative efforts of students and teachers, the successes of the past will serve to be a basis of future promise and hope of a academic system which is truly student centered.

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